Dr. Brian McKay, DC

ChiropracticMaleAge 60

Dr. McKay
Accepting new patients

Total Health and Medical PC

747 POST RD Darien, CT 06820

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(203) 656-3636

Dr. Brian McKay, DC is a Chiropractor in Darien, CT. He is affiliated with Norwalk Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. McKay to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
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Dr. McKay's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique
  • Arthritis
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Sprain
  • Cervical Decompression Therapy
  • Classic Migraine
  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Decompression
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Graston Technique®
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lumbar Decompression Therapy
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
  • Migraine
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Whiplash
  • X-Ray

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(203) 656-3636

Dr. McKay accepts the following insurance:

ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.
Advantage Health Solutions
Aetna
Aenta HealthFund CDHP and Value Plan Most of Idaho Basic
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Access PPO
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Card PPO
Blue Care Connection PPO
Cigna
Choice Fund
Choice Fund PPO
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MagnaCare
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan

Dr. McKay's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McKay

4.4

Based on 33 ratings

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Dr. McKay is a great chiropractor with a very nice office in downtown Darien. Every time I go I feel well taken care of from the moment I walk in the door until I leave. He spends time with each patient and really listens to your concerns, and then explains what treatment he recommends and how it will help - which it always does. Highly recommend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Daisy G. – Nov 11, 2019
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The team here is great! I've been many chiros over the years who help for a bit but don't fix the underlying issue. Dr. Brian is determined to fix me and so far so good. I am only 3 weeks in and doing much better already.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 09, 2019
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Doctor Brian is the best!!! He always fixes my aches and pains every week! Staff is very friendly! I highly recommend him!
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Lili Whalen – Sep 28, 2019
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With kind, professional staff, I am confident that Dr. McKay and his team will provide the highest quality of care possible. Not only does Dr. McKay practice chiropractic care, but neuropathy treatment as well!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Philip Johnson – Jun 05, 2019
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Dr. McKay is probably the best in Chiropratic I’ve seen in 30 years of seeing various doctors.I been seeing him for 1-2 months and he’s done more in that time than others have tried to do in years.I have already strongly recommended his service to people I know.I will see no one but Dr. McKay from this point on. He is making it possible for me to swing a golf club again after many years of not being able to without pain. Thank you!!!!!!!)
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May 21, 2019
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I was not able to reach my regular chiropractor. I had a really bad lower back pain. Dr. Brian was open at 7:00 am and I made it work without any back pain at all. I am staying with him from now on.
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Apr 09, 2019
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I felt that Dr.Brian took the time to explain my problem. He seemed to know where the problem was and fixed it pretty quickly.
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Apr 09, 2019
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Dr. Brian Mckay and Dr. Mark Kirshner are the best Chiropractors in Fairfield county, they have great staff and they really enjoy helping people!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cristina in Norwalk – Feb 14, 2019
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Dr. McKay has been a lifesaver more times than I can count. He clearly knows what he is doing and takes each patient’s history into account instead of the cut and paste type of treatment that is all too common nowadays. He has not only treated my back but my neck, legs, feet, tendons, and pretty much any body part I have had an issue with. The whole staff is wonderful and I feel like I am going to visit friends whenever I come in. Not enough space to write all the things I love about this place!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kate in CT – Oct 28, 2018
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I read about chiropractic adjustments easing depression so I decided to try it for my teenage daughter. Dr. McKay was easy to talk to about the reasons we wanted to try it and explained how the adjustments work in line with the rest of the body functions. I can honestly say that I saw very significant differences in my daughters mood, posture and general well being. We started at 2 days a week and eventually moved to once a week. Everyone in the office is professional & pleasant.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Darien, CT – Jan 27, 2018
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I had a very painful case of planter fascitis and it was keeping me from completing my daily activities. I was so lucky to have found Dr Mckay on the internet. He has helped me so much and the pain has decreased to the point where I can walk with much less pain. The laser treatment and physical therapy helped a great deal. He and his staff are in credibly knowledgeable and friendly. I recommend him highly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bea Porf in Norwalk – Jan 12, 2017
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Very nice office and staff that care deeply about making you feel comfortable and healed. Highly recommend this practice to anyone suffering pain!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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K.M. in Darien, CT – Nov 24, 2016
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My family and I have been going to Dr. McKay for close to 20 years. Most recently I had foot pain for over 2 years and in that time went to a podiatrist and physical therapist but it never got better. I came to Dr. McKay and he treated me and I am 100% pain free. I had been to a few chiropractors over the years until I found Dr. McKay. He is definitely the best and most knowledgeable!!! I highly recommend him to all!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Peter R. Beam in Stamford, CT – Oct 14, 2016
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Dr McKay went out of his way to get me information on a procedure to reduce migraine pain. It has been very helpful. He is friendly, approachable and knowledgeable about laser applications for migraines. I haven’t found many doctors with this expertise. I would highly recommend Dr McKay.
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Traci in Calgary, AB – Oct 09, 2016
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Takes the time to know you/hears what the problem is. Never rushes you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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susan in Darien, CT – Oct 04, 2016
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i walked into his office 3 months ago with my feet so bad i couldnt stand the pain was so bad i was in tears this dr has helped me i a now 100% pain free he has given me my life back i am a single mom and work a full time job in retail i am on my feet all the time......... i recomend him to all you will not me sorry sue czel norwalk ct
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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sue in Norwalk, CT – Sep 13, 2016
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Dr McKay is extraordinarily attentive - He spent a lot of time with me at out first visit. I never felt rushed. He wanted to hear how II felt and where I felt things needed help. He also did a thorough diagnosis using both technology and empathy. He was insightful, optimistic, knowledgable, supportive and while he spoke with authority he always made me feel like my healing process was a partnership. When I felt better I wasn't pressured to keep coming. I got better very quickly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Willy in Norwalk – Mar 22, 2016
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A series of conventional life events-contact sports, 2 car accidents, prolonged poor posture during computer use-brought me to a point of continual headaches and severely limited range of motion in my neck. My use of pain medication increased dramatically as the symptoms did. Dr. McKay analyzed my condition as it was impacting the essential activity in my lifestyle. His regiment of treatment has enabled me to be nearly pain free, and with full range of motion in my neck. Tom S. Darien CT
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Tom S in Darien, CT – Oct 28, 2015
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe that we must respect our patients time and money. We need to deliver care to our patients as fast as possible in this challenging environment...Read more

Biography

Hi my name is Dr.Brian McKay and I have practiced at Core Health in Darien for over 25 years. I love helping people feel their best through chiropractic...Read more

Specialties

  • Chiropractic
  • Applied Kinesiology
  • Massage Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

Education

2016
Board Eligible Diplomat In Chiropractic Neurology Palmer Chiropractic University
Fellowship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • French Creole
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. Brian McKay, DC's top areas of care?

Dr. McKay frequently treats Achilles Tendinitis, Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique, and Arthritis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. McKay treats.

Where is Dr. Brian McKay, DC's office located?

Dr. McKay's office is located at 747 POST RD, Darien, CT 06820. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Brian McKay, DC speak?

Dr. McKay speaks Spanish, French Creole, and English. View profile to see all.

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Total Health and Medical PC747 POST RD Darien, CT 06820
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Norwalk Hospital

Norwalk, CT

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)